Author: Meghan

Better Than Netflix: Five Philosophical Music Vids To Inspire Change

In this week’s Better Than Netflix, we’ve scoured the internet for recent videos by QLD artists that accentuate the various landscapes that surround our lives – yep, we’re going deep! Each of these five videos uses the natural and manmade environment to convey a myriad of emotions, showing the physical and/or metaphorical journey, we as human beings, take. Get ready to put your mind into deep dive mode and press play…  WANDER – MATT TURNER (INDIE) Matt Turner’s Wander is full of circumlocutory camera pans, great panoramic landscape shots and traveling motion sequences. The way this video was shot...

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Review: The Unknowns Relive Golden Grunge Era On ‘Forever Slaving Always Craving’ EP

Sunny Coast trio, The Unknowns, have released their second EP Forever Slaving Always Craving and with a signature sound that hails from the anthemic days of punk-rock rioters like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols, they’re not here to faff about. In true grunge style, Forever Slaving Always Craving packs a punch from start to finish. Opener Doing The Grind is a surefire bop incorporating the classic Bo Diddley Beat. The track combines chipper and upbeat music with a chanting almost drone-like vocal that’s very Ramones-esque. This vibe carries through in the lyrics “When I get home I wanna...

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Take Big Leaps At Little BIGSOUND

Are you a local artist looking to take the next step up in your career? Are you a seasoned gigging pro wondering what comes next? Are you a music aficionado looking for some insight into real world industry life? Then, Little BIGSOUND is for you. The offspring of Australia’s premier industry conference, BIGSOUND, Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program for 15-25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, network and engage with their local music scene. Presented by QMusic and Brisbane City Council, Little BigSound 2018 takes place at the State Library’s The Edge this...

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Review: Tia Gostelow’s Coming-Of-Age, Dream-Pop Masterpiece ‘Thick Skin’

Dream-pop goddess Tia Gostelow is serving up major feels on her debut album Thick Skin, which dropped last month. Starting her music career at 16, the Mackay native describes this album as a reflection of her transition from adolescence to adulthood, and what a journey it’s been. Featuring a slew of crowd favourite singles – Strangers ft Lanks, Hunger, Phone Me, Vague Utopia, State of Art and That’s What You Get – there’s no room for skipping tracks on this one. Teaming the musicality of a veteran artist with the wistful lens of youth, Tia has curated a collection...

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Review: Electric Zebra’s ‘You’re Sinking’ EP Is Grunge-Rock Perfection

Gigging around the clock since 2014 with a wealth of experience under their belts, Electric Zebra’s sophomore EP, You’re Sinking, features summer anthems polished to grunge-rock perfection. You’re Sinking, the eponymous lead track, highlights the band’s songwriting talents. The music itself emits a well-balanced grunge vibe, with in-your-face guitar licks, alongside subtle solo riffs. Lyrically, this song is accessible and catchy. Anything You Ignore and Certainty open with brighter tones, building into that raw gritty musicality EZ are known for. Front man Keelan Sanders’ vocal versatility takes centre stage on these tracks, showcasing his ability to pack great punchy...

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